Food, water, clothing, shoes, bags, juice, internet, mobile, computer, cars, bikes, films, entertainment and even girl friends everything needs one common factor. Yes, its money. The money factor has become more so important because of the high cost of living. This means that every one at some point in time has to look at generating money.
Today’s scenario demands that both sexes in the family to go work. Some companies even have round the clock shifts. So even if the husband and wife work in the same company it might be hard for them to meet each other. Even the earlier traditional system of large families is not there. So there is no one else for moral or emotional support which leads to imbalance in life and eventually over flows in to work also.
Today work is a necessity because nothing comes for free and not to mention the high cost of living. So it is almost a necessity for both the man and the woman in the family to go to a job. And with MNCs having multiple shifts, even if the couple works in the same organization they hardly get to see each other. With their weekly off also varying as per their shifts even the possibilities of catching up on the holidays are also a rarity. And with concept of joint families vanishing and nuclear families on the rise, one does not have the option to rely on some one else for support or company. So then how do we achieve this feat in the present scenario?
Luckily with technology like the – mobile phones and social networking sites one can always catch up with those daily wishes and sooth sayings by just sending a text message or make a call whenever possible. And friends can get hooked on orkut, facebook, twitter.
Then you can also make get away plans with your own colleagues. This not only reduces all the hassles like getting everyone together as all are from the same organization, it will also not hamper your work schedule when you get back to work. And also the bonus of bonding with your colleagues helps create a good work environment.
Then develop a hobby, in fact use the in house Gym, reading place etc to build you physically and mentally. This way you not only improve yourself but it also helps you to break the monotonous work routine. Doing something you like is a great of beating stress and also catching up on the finer aspects of life. If possible form a gang of similar colleagues whose interests are the same as yours and you never know; you could be the next rock band in the city.
Meanwhile not to forget the family – Never take your office tensions to the home. They are in no way responsible for what happens to you at the office. Whoever you may be, wherever you work, you are always a mom’s child, a family’s future, a friend’s trust and someone’s life. So be the best of everything.
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) seems to be the austerity mantra of the corporate world and their way of giving something back to the society. And the corporate world has taken huge initiatives like education drives, awareness campaigns, health camps etc. These are good opportunities for the socially inclined employees who always wanted to do something for their society but could not do so for various constraints. By participating in these initiatives you not only get the unexplainable feel good factor, but also you do not put any holes in your pocket.
Take it for granted that work is something that we will be doing for the rest of our life. So just remember that work is just a part of life and life is not all about work. Life will still be there after you retire from your work. And all you need to do is to take a few seconds off to make that call, send a text, post a scrap or write on the wall, the options are innumerable, else it is your life that will be hanging in the balance.